Each year, the City presents the Bold Steps Award to a Eugene-based business that operates with a triple bottom line approach.  Finalists are judged on how they support their employees and their sustainability initiatives, in addition to their economic success.

Yogi Tea, a local tea manufacturing and distribution company, was named the 2020 Bold Steps Award winner during Mayor Lucy Vinis’ State of the City Address on January 8.

2020 State of the City with Lucy Vinis. (Photo by Chris Pietsch)

About the Winner:

Yogi Tea/East West Tea Company is a manufacturing company that creates purposeful herbal tea blends and supports social responsibility.  East West Tea Company has implemented environmentally preferred practices and supports organic farming practices in their supply chain.  Employees have volunteered more than 500 hours to local nonprofits and staff actively support workplace preparation programs in local schools.  As one of four local B Corp certified companies, East West Tea Company has recently hired a sustainability manager as part of their commitment to sustainable local business practices.